Author Archives: Gene Muchanski

About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.

Building Customer Relationships – The Winning Key Ingredient

Building Customer Relationships – The Winning Key Ingredient – by Gene Muchanski Editor, The Dive Industry Professional  As part of our post-COVID-19 rebuilding of the diving industry, I was looking for that magic silver bullet which could change the direction … Continue reading

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Editorial – May 2020

Rebuilding The Diving Industry – by Gene Muchanski Editor, The Dive Industry Professional  The COVID-19 Pandemic has given us the opportunity to stop and think about what we do for a living.  And for a recreation.  With all this time … Continue reading

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DIA Continues To Rebuild Local Dive Communities

Rebuilding Local Diving Communities by Gene Muchanski, Executive Director Dive Industry Association, Inc. Local Diving Communities are the backbone of the Diving Industry.  Markets for our programs, products and services are created locally, nurtured locally and maintained locally.  Our recreation … Continue reading

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Important Message From Pro Dive International

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM OUR STAFF AT PRO DIVE INTERNATIONAL Dear Friends! If you are one of the many people we have hosted on our boats, you will know, we think of you as family. We love showing you the beauty … Continue reading

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Women Divers Hall Of Fame Scholarships

Women Divers Hall of Fame celebrates their 20th Anniversary By offering 20 Learn-to-Dive Training Grants in 2020! The WDHOF Scholarship Program was created in 2002 with the first scholarships: An annual WDHOF Scholarship for divers seeking to expand their knowledge … Continue reading

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Building A Local Diving Community

Building A Local Diving Community – by Gene Muchanski Editor, The Dive Industry Professional  A local diving community consists of all Recreational Divers and Dive Industry Professionals in a given geographic territory.  At the center of every local diving community … Continue reading

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COVID-19 Effects on Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society

COVID-19 Effects on the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society® Due to the unprecedented circumstances of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society will defer the 2020 Rolex Scholarships and the 2020 Internships until Summer 2021. Having just recently selected … Continue reading

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Ultralight Control Systems Has New Owner

March 23, 2020 Ultralight Control Systems is celebrating 25 years in business with just one owner, Dave Reid and Terry Schuller.  We would like to let you know that Ken Kollwitz our long-time employee will be purchasing the business from … Continue reading

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Henderson Sport Group Remains Open

Henderson Sport Group remains open and providing retail sales support to all customers. The Henderson Sport Group understands that all retailers are being affected by current State and Federal regulations related to Covid-19. Regulations vary based on geographical location and sporting … Continue reading

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Alaska Dive Stores

Building a Dive Retail Database in Alaska by Gene Muchanski, Executive Director Dive Industry Association, Inc. Starting on Week 15 in 2020, Dive Industry Association is beginning a campaign to verify its Retail Dive Store database on the DIVE LOCAL … Continue reading

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